February 13, 2009

3 Billies and a TONY

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today to determine the eligibility of 9 shows this season. Some notable decisions were:
  • David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril Kulish are eligible to be considered jointly in the Leading Actor in a Musical for Billy Elliot.
  • Liza's at the Palace, Slava's Snowshow and Soul of Shaolin will all be considered eligible in the Special Theatrical Event category

For the full info please click here. This is the third time the Tony Awards Administration Committee has met this year. It will meet two more times to discuss the eligibility of shows opening in the 2008-2009 season. The cut-off date for eligibility is April 30, 2009.

Here is a related post from the NY Times about the reason for the decision.

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